News Flash! News Flash! Date for your diary!
This year, we will be hosting the annual Bookfair in the Community Centre. The bookfair will arrive on Monday the 18th of November and stay until Friday the 22nd . Have a sneak peak at the wide range of books available this year and keep in mind that this is an ideal opportunity to get some Christmas gifts sorted! Thank you to our wonderful parent volunteer Rita for running this event! We thank you also in advance for your support, as the school receives 40% of the total money spent back, in commission vouchers. Spread the word and see you there!!!
Here is the first set of Jolly phonics sounds the Junior Infants will be working on over the next couple of weeks. Games such as ‘I spy’ , being a ‘sound detective’ while listening to a story, sound tennis, tracing letters in sugar, sand, shaving foam using Peter pointer finger (writing hand)etc are all fun ways to reinforce the sounds at home. Have lots of fun! If you have any questions regarding the literacy programme, please feel free to pop in to me.
Check out Múinteoir Deborah page also for more detailed information on the Jolly phonics programme.
Check out our Active codes that were composed by children from 1st to 6th class. There was a fantastic effort from everybody!
Keep an eye out for the winning code as it will be published very soon!
Roses are red ,
violets are blue,
exercise is fun
and good for you.
From star jumps,jogging,push-ups and dance,
Football and skipping ..There’s lots we can chance.
So put down your x-box, iPads and phones get up,
get active and strengthen your bones.
The sugars and sweet things can All take a hike,
Turn off t.v and get on your bike . By Taylor🐶🦄
Come on everybody
It’s time to put on our
Time to get busy with our
so 1,2,3 let’s start Jumping
and get those heartbeats pumping !
Exercising is so fun,we all love to run.
Take a hike or ride a bike.
To swim in the pool is so cool.
Use your fit bit, run a mile,pass your friends with a wave and a smile.
Do some jumping jacks for a while.
If it’s sunny scoot for a mile.
By Erin and Kayleigh.❤️
I like to run
I like to walk
I like to ride my bike
I like to do jumping jacks
I like to do everything about Exercise.
Run, run, have some fun .
Tie your lace, go for a race.
Join a club not the pub.
Go to the bog go for a jog.
Don’t watch bbc on your tv.
Just go for a walk and climb a tree.
So please give us a big hip hip hurray.
By Ava Kirsty and Mikey.
Saturday park run
By Lucy Deane
Get of your chair, don’t be a bear
go for a run,have some fun.
Sitting in your room, don’tbe a fool
get out of your room and play some pool.
Running,Cycling and hiking too.
Just pick one or mabe two.
listen to us and you will be fit,
GET OUT SIDE AND RUN FOR A BIT!
By patrick, John, Freddie
Get off your bum
Go for a run!
jump jump jump
tie your lace go for a race!
Dancing football , just do it all
Kick it high into the sky.
Quick quick , and do not slip
Score the goal, up mayo !
Active, Active , all the way ,
Things we can do , like jog and play.
Playing games , like hide seek.
the fastest runner, oh do not peak.
In class activities , the joys of it all.
Playing high knees and jumping jacks
Always been mind full of not hurting our backs.
We often keep cool, when cycling to school.
Walking and skipping , never acting the fool.
So let’s keep active every day.
The story of Once, by Morris Gleitzman, tells the tale of a Jewish boy living in Poland around the time of The Holocaust 1939-1945.
(The Holocaust was a time in history where the leader of Germany was a man called Adolf Hitler. Hitler and his followers the Nazis hated the Jews and set out to kill them all.)
Felix is an imaginative boy and he is always curious about what’s going on. His parents were booksellers and they were all happy.
Unfortunately, at that time The Holocaust began.
Felix’s parents left him at a Catholic orphanage when they realised what was going on and the danger involved.
For nearly 3 years Felix stayed at the orphanage.
He spent that time telling stories of his parents and where they were now and writing them in his notebook .
The presence of carrot in his soup made him decide his parents were finally coming back.
He left the orphanage and set out across Poland to the city to find his parents.
It seems as though the whole book was one of his stories as he was oblivious to the actual massacre that was going on all around him. He thought rivers of blood were rabbits and burning of Jewish books was just unhappy customers.
I love the book and hope to read more from that author it the future. The way he wrote the book was amazing and I enjoyed it.
The characters were all (mostly) lovable and kind. (Especially Zelda!!!)
I rate it 8/10.
From Siobhan’s Blog
The pupils in the senior room are currently reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. They have paused to predict what they think might happen next in the story:
I am reading Kensuke’s Kingdom. I have read about how the family are taking a boat trip around the world. Stella Artois the dog has just fallen overboard but has been rescued.
I predict the engine will break and they will have to paddle the boat to land and they will run out if money.
They will have to get a job in Australia until they have enough money. I think they will forget Stella Artois.
I think Michael is going to drop Eddie’s ball in the water and will be sad. I think a giant wave is going to hit the bow of the boat and they will have to swim back on it.
from Jack’s blog
I am reading Kensuke’s Kingdom. I have read about how the family are taking a boat trip.
I predict that one night the mom and dad go to bed and fall asleep and Michael and Stella Artois go up on the top of the boat when a big wave comes and washes them out to ocean.
Then I think that Michael and Stella Artois will fall out into the ocean when a big wave comes and washes then out to a island.
From Patrick’s Blog
I am reading Kensukes Kingdom. I have read about how the family are sailing around the world. Stella Artois has just fallen overboard but has been rescued.
I predict that they stop at another country and Michael gets lost but they only find out when they get back on the boat.
I’d say Stella goes and look for Michael and can’t find him until they see, him in a pub watching a game. Mum and Dad give out to him and put him on the boat and he slips getting on and falls into the water but luckily gets back up.
We read a new story in school. It was called Hooray for Harry.
The story is about an elephant called Harry. Harry had 2 friends and their names are Lulu and Ted. Harry lost his blanket. They looked everywhere. In the end, they saw the blanket on the washing line. We think the title really suited the story. We were all wondering if Harry would find his blanket.
By Taylor & Kayleigh Mc
This is one of the Poems we are learning for Christmas.
Freddie & Kayleigh G.
Santa s Elves are very good.
They help Santa chop the wood.
To make lots and lots of toys
for all the little girls and boys.
They work hard all night and day
no time to sleep no time to play.
At Christmas they fill up the sleigh
And wave kind Santa on his way!